Upgrade your Apple II with Arduino and add a sd card slot

Thanks to projects such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi we have been able to reproduce old video consoles, create our own models or even create old technological equipment such as the first Atari or Apple II. It is precisely this last team that we are going to talk about today. A developer who can't get enough of his old Apple II has created a project that substantially improves the capabilities of the Apple II.

Around the time the Apple II was released there were current things that didn't exist at the time like sd cards, cards that offer more internal storage than the original Apple II hard drive.

Arduino UNO will allow Apple II users to use SD cards

A user named Dave Schmenk has managed to connect a sd card slot with Apple II and that all this works. This has been thanks to Arduino UNO, a board that is connected through the Apple II video game port. This connection is simple and only requires the firmware that Schmenk himself has made available to anyone to make Arduino UNO expand the internal capacity of the Apple II with an sd card.

The positive of this project is that this same system can be used to expand certain equipment that we have, such as an old Pentium or some IBM equipment, but it is also true that if we want power, we may it is more profitable to buy a Raspberry Pi board or several boards or a desktop computer that will solve the problem of having a powerful computer.

Now let's be clear: the Apple II is not a particularly powerful device on the market Not the only option when it comes to doing certain jobs, but today there are many lovers of retro and vintage technology, lovers who are resurrecting the Apple II. I will wait a bit to see if they can resurrect my old AMD K6-2 and who knows the same it is more powerful than the last Apple What do you think?


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